I just reas a back issue of Scientific American, and found this tidbit
in the "50, 100 and 150 years ago" column, November '96 (okay, 1996, for
you non-programmers out there :). I briefly considered just
posting the reference, to minimize the crazies, but what the hell.
"A correspondent from Loweville, NY states that on November 11 the most
remarkable meteor ever seen there made its appearance. It appeared larger
then the sun and illumined the hemisphere nearly as light as day. It was
in sight nearly five minutes, and finally fell in a field in the vicinity.
A large company of the citizens immediately repaired to the spot and found
a body of foetid [sic] jelly, four feet in diameter."
Whoa. I just read this to my "mole" at JSC, and she said "Now THAT should
go on the net! Well, there it is. Hm. Maybe it already has been.
Maybe everybody but me read it last year. Maybe I should just shut up.
Vince (T.H.E. Hermit)